[Mesa-dev] [PATCH v2] docs: Update FAQ re: OpenGL API version supported

Stuart Young cefiar at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 23:27:48 UTC 2018

Used a variation on the standard boilerplate version info that is used in
the release notes.

v2: Fixed text re: context creation.

 docs/faq.html | 13 ++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/docs/faq.html b/docs/faq.html
index 6270a071da..d1be04bf71 100644
--- a/docs/faq.html
+++ b/docs/faq.html
@@ -45,7 +45,18 @@ See the <a href="https://www.opengl.org/">OpenGL website</a> for more
-Mesa 9.x supports the OpenGL 3.1 specification.
+Since the release of 17.0.0, Mesa supports the OpenGL 4.5 API specification.
+Note that the version reported by glGetString(GL_VERSION) or
+glGetIntegerv(GL_MAJOR_VERSION) / glGetIntegerv(GL_MINOR_VERSION) depends on
+the particular driver being used. Some drivers don't support all the features
+required in OpenGL 4.5. OpenGL 4.5 is <strong>only</strong> available if
+requested at context creation. Compatibility contexts may report a lower
+version depending on each driver. Note that compatibility contexts were not
+supported prior to 18.1.0.
+For earlier versions, consult the release notes for the version of the
+OpenGL API they support.

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